Wednesday Walk for the birds

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Wednesday Walk for the birds

This post if for Wednesday walk challenge And Make me Smile Collaboration challenge, initially our collaboration was once a month but due to the popularity of it we have decided to make the collab a weekly thing :)

Any questions about the challenge read the guide at the Bottom of the post ;)

For this weeks walk, I had a couple of options, over the last week most of my walks have been either on trails in one of the many reserves here, but as I shared one of those walks last week, I thought for this week I should share something different, and the other walks I have been taking have been with my longer lenses trying to catch some images of birds and that what I will focus on for this post.
I am not saying these are all great shots, but better images of birds than I have got previously so I feel I am improving at this field of photography.


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Now there are two spots I have been going to primarily to try and catch images of birds, on the harbor walk to try and catch some shots of the Osprey, but that will be for another post, and as yet still haven't got shots I am happy with fully of the Osprey, and the subject of this post birds in Buttownwood Park.

Starting with a couple of shots of this what I believe is a hawk I saw just the other day


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ON this mornings walk after catching a beautiful sunrise I walked around the pond in the park, and saw these two Canadian Geese guarding their nest and eggs


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and also this morning ( as I prepare the post) I saw this heron in one of the water ways off the pond


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and speaking of Geese, when I zoomed in one the little Island on the pond I saw these two having a bit of a battle for turf, the one on the left just landed on the island and the other came racing over to chase it away immediately


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Not sure what this type of bird is but managed to catch a shot of it


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I was fairly happy with the shots of this Hawk so here is another image of it


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and finishing off with this last one


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Weekly giveaway of shares

This week I am sending to the following who joined Wednesday Walk, for this week I did a random draw and the following each received some Hive @toffer, @littlebee4, @alechi, @nikolina, @edprivate and @jacoalberts

And @elizacheng will send to @qwerrie


As @elizacheng and I collaborated with our Wednesday Walk and Make me Smile Challenges

And one person is randomly drawn who joins both challenges to receive one Hive from me and this week it is @TBA

Wednesday Walk is a challenge started by me, the idea is to get out for a short walk and get some shots of what you can see within a short distance of your home office or wherever you start. And this is my entry for this week, but first, let me explain the challenge.

This is my post for the Wednesday Walk challenge hosted by myself, let me first explain the guidelines

Try and get out once a week for a short walk, can be from your office, home or anywhere really and walk for a few blocks or a few minutes looking for things to get shots of.

Your walk does not have to be on a Wednesday I just ask if possible to share your walk photos on a Wednesday.

Try and get a few shots not just one

Add a bit of a write up about where you walked

Just one Wednesday Walk tagged post a week

You can look for anything in general or decide on one subject you want to get shots off.

Make a point of looking around and up and see what you can find to get shots of that otherwise you may miss

Do a post with the shots you get on a Wednesday and tag it with #wednesdaywalk, also if you happen to join, please leave a link to your post in a comment on this post and I will try and visit them all, especially if its not one of the first 5 tags or I may miss seeing it .

Following me and re-Hiving the post so more see it would be appreciated but isn't a rule just a suggestion.

I am not strict on these rules and hence why they are called guidelines and not rules

I will try and visit, and upvote all who take part in the Wednesday Walk.

Make me Smile Collaboration

As I mentioned above Wednesday Walk is collaborating with the [Make Me Smile] hosted by @elizacheng,

Here are the rules for her challenge

Your post can be writing, singing, video, poem,drawing, photography etc.... the most important part is your post Make me" smile, Remember, the ME is whoever read/view/listen to your post and this includes YOURSELF.
b. Your content must be ORIGINAL CONTENT
c. Please include at least 50 Words in your post

I hope a few of you may find this an interesting challenge and decide to join in.


unless stated otherwise all photos used in my posts are taken and owned by myself, if you wish to use any of my images please contact me.

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Honestly, to me these are all great shots, my friend, and the second one is my favourite today 😊


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thanks my friend, I sure am having better luck with getting shots of birds this year

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I am also very sure because all of the bird shots I have seen from you in the past days are very, very promising 👍


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very kind of you my friend no new shots for a few days lots of rain ahead

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It should be raining here too, but it has only been cloudy in the past days but I bet it will rain during the weekend 😂 !LOLZ

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That always seems to be the way nice and sunny when stuck in the office, raining when you have a day off

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Have a great day JJ 🌞


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Happy WednesdayWalk. Nice bird photos. I agree that the hawks are the best shots. I believe the bird in the last shot is a red-winged blackbird. I look forward to watching you figure out bird photography 🙂 Your seascapes and sunrise/sunset shots are so well done, I'm sure you will master bird photography too.

Thanks,
I have always struggled with bird photography, but this year I am doing better learning the new lens and the settings have a few shots I am very happy with

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PS. thanks for you took part in my today's powerup, Jay. I am preparing a HPUD post rn; 1/1400 of HIVEs was special, caming from #wednesdaywalks with you... and some others, as well 🤸

I have in the past struggled to get good photos of birds so very happy with some of the shots I have got of recent, have more to share in future posts but will mix it up

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there was especially good point when HBD price dropped to 0.42 - 0.44 (tho I missed it). not sure which option is better, but I made a decision and feel good about it. 🤸

As long as you feel good about it them its the right decision, I probably should have done the same, but Ohh well, lets hope continues to climb

I want pray 0.5 price label will change to 5,0 in 2-3 years xD

we can but hope that would be nice, I have stopped putting any more HBD into savings while the price is low converting it all to hive with the same hope

same here...

Those shots of the hawk are awesome! It looks like your walks have been very productive in terms of photo ops! I was able to take some nice walks this past weekend too. I didn't get many shots, but it was just nice to be out and about!

Thanks I am happy to finally get some birs shots I am happy with, have a few more to share, but will mix them up with some other scenes as well

this weekend we had the grandkids great fun but no walks for me, but got out this morning

Thank you so much @tattoodjay for the Hive, much appreciated! 😁

Wow… I’m impressed with these shots.
The bird is indeed a hawk, young one. What a capture. Great photographs of it.
And the heron in the water and it’s reflection… amazing, love that photograph. So much details and the colours are just fitting the movement it makes. It draws your eye in perfectly.
The geese are cute standing over and caring about their eggs.

Keep going, these captures are truly great. You should be proud of them. 😁😎🤩

Just posted my post “Vincent's Eco-Estate in Mgarr” ~ our tour and walk through the fully certified organic farm in Malta 🇲🇹

Most welcome ;)
And thanks for confirming it is a Hawk, was cool to see it that day
Thanks I am fairly happy with the birds shots I have bene getting of recent, but will always be trying for even better shots :)

Off to visit your post shortly

We “photographers” always aim for better 😉😎 hahaha and we should, to grow.
I do see that in your shots lately.

Thank you so much 😊 you are welcome.

I think striving to improve in anything we do is a good thing, as an uncle said to me when I was young any day you dont learn something new or improve at something is a wasted day

Yes, I like your uncles saying.
It sure is good in many ways… we strive to do better 😎

Nice shots and contest that i have really been missing.
Here's my entry: https://hive.blog/hive-155530/@emycrypto/wednesday-walk-for-the-flowers

thanks for sharing your link here :)

Very beautiful photos.
And a lot of green! And we have it too.

thanks,
got to love the fresh greens at this time of year

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Starting with a couple of shots of this what I believe is a hawk I saw just the other day

Looks like a common buzzard. Or at least very similar to it. Lovely. This is why I clicked on this post. I love birds. I live with a Harris's hawk.

Have a nice day. All the best. Greetings and much love from Hungary.

OHh yes i remember you have a hawk, so you would know thanks for the info

hello dear friend @tattoodjay good day
What beautiful shots you have achieved, I love the shot of the ducks, you have even found a beautiful nest
I appreciate that you let us know these beautiful images
Have a beautiful day

thanks so much previously i never had much luck getting photos of birds, having better luck this year

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hello dear @tattoodjay!

Always such a pleasure to see your pictures!

I really am a fan of bird photos and can spend a lot of time watching their behavior. It's a time of connection with myself.

In a few hours I will surely be doing my weekly share!

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I always used to have no luck with bird photos, this year I am having better luck :)

I look forward to seeing your post

Your photos are absolutely incredible!

thanks so much very kind of you to say

Aha you have the red-winged black birds over there too, they are nice and tame and will sometimes dive bomb you if you get too close tot their nests.

I was trying to remember when I prepared the post who it was that mention them dive bombing, noew I know it was you, zi was watching them closely on this walk LOL


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thanks so much for sharing the link, not sure I f I have visited it yet but if not I will shortly

Very good morning @tattoodjay!

You've already gone through my post! Thank you so much!!!

Most welcome ;)

Awww... they are beautiful shots!
I like them all!!!!

thanks so much I am so happy to finally have got some OK shots of birds :)

I can never take pictures of birds!!!
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Ohh they are so hard to catch, I have bene trying for years, only this year having some success

Love the photos, I love seeing birds in their natural environment, you captured beautiful moments!

thanks so much I have struggled to get OK shots of birds in thepast, doing a lot better this year

Interesting challenge, would love to participate someday only that I don't usually have anywhere to go, home to office and then back home. And your photography skills are great 👍

I always say this challenge is not about great photos but sharing what you see on a walk, and talking a bit about it, look around on your next walk you may be surprised what you see

I will take up the challenge very soon, thank you 🙂

I look forward to seeing you join :)

Awesome photos Jay!! My favorites are the photos with the hawk but they are all terrific! I'm pretty sure that one bird is a Red-winged Blackbird. A pretty bird and nice catch! 💖

A couple have said its the red winged blackbird, so your right and now I know what it is LOL

I was so happy to see that Hawk and get shots of it

Absolutely beautiful pictures of the birds, each of the birds with a specific role to play in nature. We all need to step back and let nature take it's course for the survival of these birds. As always thank you for sharing and enjoy Thursday ahead :}

thanks so much, and yes I do agree we all need to do our little bit to let the eart recover from all the damage we have done for the birds and all animals, and for that matter for our children and grandchildren

Happy day @tattoodjay, very nice bird photo taken close of against a beautiful scenic background. Thank you.

Thanks and you to have a good day and rest of the week

Those are some lovely bird shots! That last bird was the red-winged blackbird which I also shared a photo of in my #WednesdayWalk post along with the fighting geese. I too have a walk for the birds in my post at: https://peakd.com/hive-106444/@porters/wednesday-walk-a-visit-to-the-chapell-marsh-conservation-area

thanks so much and thanks for confirming the Redwing Blackbird :)

Off to visit your post soon

Lovely birds, @tattoodjay! That heron shot is amazing. The birds you weren’t sure about are redwing blackbirds. We have many of them here. They love marsh areas and cattails.

My link — better late than never! https://peakd.com/hive-155530/@jayna/my-wednesday-walk-was-a-bike-ride

Thanks so much , yes it was a Marshy area so that is why I saw the Redwing blackbirds there

thanks for sharing your link

I love the photos of the hawk in this post! I like the way you focused on the birds, to stand out against the more blurry background. Your experience is showing!

And thank you for the nice surprise I received from you in my Hive wallet. That got my day off to a good start!

MOst welcome for the hive, I like to give some back each Wednesday

and thanks, I am happy how I am improving at bird photography

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